Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Unauthorized Photograph/Video/Live Transmission
It is unlawful and against Diocesan Policy for any student or person to knowingly make a photograph, video record or transmit live video of another student or person without that student’s or person’s consent, such as but not limited to, in a restroom, locker room, or changing room. It is against Diocesan Policy for a student or person to knowingly make a photograph, video record or transmit live video of another student or person with or without that student’s or person’s consent in a room that is being utilized by a student or person to change clothes resulting in the exposure of such as but not limited to a student’s or person’s underwear, bra or private naked body parts such as breasts, buttocks or genitals. It is also unlawful and against Diocesan Policy for anyone to knowingly disseminate, or permit someone to disseminate a photograph, video record or live video that violates the intent of this policy or is in any way unlawful. It is also against Diocesan Policy for the transmission of any inappropriate photograph, video record, live video or text (sexting) that may be viewed as offensive, bullying, or harassing by the Administration. When it is suspected or known that unlawful video related occurrences have taken place, police are to be notified and in all occurrences the person involved and parents of any students involved shall also be notified. “Video record” means and includes any videotape, photograph, film, or other electronic or digital recording of a still or moving visual image; and “live video” means and includes any real-time or contemporaneous electronic or digital transmission of a still or moving visual image. Diocesan Policy 5131 also indicates expectations regarding appropriate student behavior on or off campus.
Adopted: March 18, 2014
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville